cleg

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Related to Horse-fly: Tabanidae, March fly

cleg

(klɛɡ)
n
(Animals) another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
[C15: from Old Norse kleggi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animalscleg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
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cleg

[kleg] Ntábano m
References in classic literature ?
She's such a match as the horse-fly is to th' horse: she's got the right venom to sting him with--the right venom to sting him with.
I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a bumblebee.
Well, there's the Horse-fly,' Alice began, counting off the names on her fingers.